An estimated 2900 road casualties are caused by poor vision every year. We believe that we can all do more to help make our roads safer.
The Don’t swerve a sight test campaign is about reminding all drivers to have regular sight tests. It’s the easiest way of making sure your vision meets the legal standard and is road safe.
DID YOU KNOW?
- 30% of road users have doubted whether their vision is good enough, yet continued to drive
- 26% say they’ve delayed getting their eyes checked by an optometrist despite suspecting their vision was getting worse, and 6% admit to stalling a sight test for more than a year
- Less than half (40%) would stop driving if they were told their vision, even with glasses or contact lenses, was below the legal standard for driving. With 10% saying that they would continue to drive as normal
- 16% admit to knowing a driver whose sight they believe to be below the legal vision standard